DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue May 27, 2014 12:30 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:My wife called an exterminator today to get a price to have someone come out. Whatever happened to the days where they would give you a quote over the phone? They told her they have to come out to issue a quote. She called a few companies and they all said the same thing. What if we don't like the price they give us? Then what? If it were me is just kick them off the property but my wife is timid she's not going to kick them out.



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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue May 27, 2014 1:02 pm

McGiever wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:My wife called an exterminator today to get a price to have someone come out. Whatever happened to the days where they would give you a quote over the phone? They told her they have to come out to issue a quote. She called a few companies and they all said the same thing. What if we don't like the price they give us? Then what? If it were me is just kick them off the property but my wife is timid she's not going to kick them out.



Marketing 101...Fear Sells!


My wife's a good girl. Guy have her a quote and she looked at the price and turned him away.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue May 27, 2014 6:20 pm

Dude,

I dont know what the *censored* that thing is for sure ,but Im sure its better for you its dead and if you know where the nest is ,dont mess with it and call anybody else who is willing to take the job. In my ares a bee clean out is about 2 skins.

waldo
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue May 27, 2014 8:34 pm

Had to smash one looking just exactly the same here this evening.
Noticed it on inside of window screen after I came in from outside.
It had a very strong exoskeleton...it made a crunching noise as I smashed it against the window frame.

Late May would be still early for start of colony and population will not peak till later around late August.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue May 27, 2014 8:46 pm

I had a nest of those big yellow jacket lookin things in my roof a couple years ago. They were HUGE and looked exactly like the one in the picture. Frightened the hell outta me too.. :lol: I would watch them fly in and fly out. I couldn't believe they were so big. Sounded like a piper cub flying overhead.. Once in a while one would float thru my gazebo area and everyone would be like OMG! What the hell was that! They never pursued anyone or seemed aggressive. :? I just left them alone..
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: gaw On: Tue May 27, 2014 8:47 pm

I’m good for one or two of those pricks in the house every summer. The wife freaks out. I found the easiest way to dispatch of them is with a vacuum cleaner, just suck them up when they buzz around a light
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue May 27, 2014 8:58 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:Dude,

I dont know what the *censored* that thing is for sure ,but Im sure its better for you its dead and if you know where the nest is ,dont mess with it and call anybody else who is willing to take the job. In my ares a bee clean out is about 2 skins.

waldo


Guy that came today have a quote of $299. He said he saw no evidence of a best or more of them. He said he thinks it got in through a home in the wall; of which we have a lot, and once it was in it tried to get back out but got confused on how it got in. He said if we see more of them or evidence of them swarming around a hole to call him back and he'll take care of it.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue May 27, 2014 9:13 pm

Little beekeeping story...when my son was like 3 or 4 years old I started to take him along to one of the out-yard with me. He would stay in the truck and sit in his car seat while I got into a few hives for inspections and manipulations. To be sure he didn't get bored while sitting in the truck I would first catch a drone bee or two and pull off one wing then give the drone bee to the son to play with.
This all worked out pretty well as I never heard a peep out of him...but after some time I went over to the truck for a closer check and the drone bee was nowhere to be found except for a bee wing stuck on the boy's lips...never knew for sure what he did with that bee. :roll:
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue May 27, 2014 10:07 pm

We had one of those big yellow jackets in the shop today. It was already dead when I found it. Weird looking thing.
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed May 28, 2014 5:46 am

SMITTY wrote:I usually mow over an underground bees nest (yellow jackets usually) and have to hop off the mower and run! :lol: Sucks with no safety devices - gotta watch the toes ... :D

Every so often I'll bump a paper nest with my shoulder while mowing .... great exercise!


i rolled over a nest of lil' yellow buggers while mowing moms lawn last year (no shirt on), i freeking ran like a lil' girl, arms flailing, screaming into the house :fear: (there is absolutely zero chance of standing your ground with 100's of these aggressive buggers on you), whats really messed up is these things remember you and hunt you down like a dog... i clean up my wounds, ice, solarcane, etc. and after an hour or so mom comes and goes to store for some ointment crap no problem... i rest up and recover for a few... go to head out to my truck and whos waiting for me... 100's of bees licking their chops ready to kill me :fear: i run back in house... mom goes to investigate (no problem's, she like just a few friendly bee's flying around)... Im like WTF! :mad3: ... i get my keys ready in hand and make a mad dash for the truck as fast as i can.... get in it and look out the window to a swarms of these lil' bastards bouncing off my windows! thats just not normal man... idk wtf was going on but seriously was questioning the whole food chain that day, Been paranoid to mow a lawn ever since...
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed May 28, 2014 6:35 am

Doug, I believe when they sting a scent is released and kinda sticks to you that is like drawing a bullseye on you. Either that or Solarcane is like catnip to them!! :P
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Re: DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed May 28, 2014 6:59 am

tsb wrote:One of these would really put you to the moon.
They show up all the time along the creek.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonfly

I get those here too! :lol:

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